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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn by Nintendo of America

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  • Mild Fantasy Violence
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 81.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo of America
  • Category: Role-Playing

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A classic role-playing game branches out with a new look, countless adventures and heroic battles. The game picks up 30 years after the first two games in the series left off. At the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the heroes succeeded in bringing the world-healing power of the Golden Sun back to the world of Weyard. In the years since, the immense power of the Golden Sun has changed nearly everything. Continents have shifted. New countries have emerged. New species have appeared. But the world is now imperiled by a new threat. Psynergy Vortexes, which suck the elemental Psynergy from both the land and power-wielding Adepts alike, are spreading across the world. The new generation of heroes - the children of those from the previous games - are drawn into the mystery behind the vortexes, as they cross a chaotic world that is succumbing to a new evil.

  • Amazing graphics and beautifully animated summoning abilities that span both Nintendo DS screens let players experience the game like never before.
  • The story takes place 30 years after the final events of the second game, when the Golden Sun Effect occurred. The main characters are the descendents of the previous game's heroes.
  • Intuitive touch-screen control has been implemented throughout the game, controlling character movements and the release of Psynergy - magical abilities with powerful effects over people and the environment. Touch control also streamlines battle commands and gives players a stronger tactile connection to the action on the screen.
  • Players will explore a vast and beautifully rendered world where they will find many treasures, encounter dangerous creatures and manipulate objects blocking their path. Players will also hunt for and collect Djinn, mysterious elemental creatures used to summon powerful spirits in battle.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quickly returned it It's always hard to one up a great rpg but this games predecessors leave it in the dust. The introduction of so many new civilizations, groups of people, world events etc. watered the game down so much. They added nothing to the story. The story itself was also very lame pretty much the children of the warriors of vale trying to live up to their parents legacy. The worst part was the nonstop dialogue. There was more dialogue than actual playing the characters never knew when to shut up. I returned it after three days.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from golden time minding its for a handheld system, the graphics don't disappoint, the sound is fantastic, and gameplay is unique to a fault (albeit there are no faults). the game and all it has to offer you works, period. while I am not a fan of turn-based combat, the djinn the game offers makes it different from the final fantasy style of simply-pick-your-move-and-watch, not to mention a great deal of customization pulling you deeper into combat and the knowledge behind the mysterious creatures known as the djinn. a game i'd play more than once, and have. rpg fans, get into it
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a play-it-again game! While the most recent installment in the Golden Sun series is not as strategically demanding and challenging as the previous two, the complex story line and unforgettable characters make it just as good as it's predecessors. With new classes introduced, including the long sought after Wind Fighter and Earth Mage, the psynergy seen in this game coupled with the stunning new summons make it eye-catching even with the DS's limited graphics. Overall, one of my favorite games and definitely something to try out if you are a fan of fantasy.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite game series. Dark Dawn is a great addition to the Golden Sun series. It is well worth the money for all the great hours of gameplay you will get out of it. Even though the game gets a bad rap, it is actually a great game. I hope they make a forth game and continue the series.
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazingly Addictive I played the game for 37 hours straight and I usually don't go crazy like that. This game is truly beautiful with it's original concepts and the way the world is built so perfectly, it truly lives up to the first Golden Sun. It did tick me off a little later on though. Some of the Djinn are a little harder to get to and I missed a lot of Summons on the way. Plus, right when I thought "All I wanted was the feather! Why is saving the world a side quest?" The game ended with so many unanswered questions that you already knew the answer to. Not to mention the fact that after passing certain checkpoints, you can't go back to finish things you didn't know you missed. Honestly, it's a really good game for those who love games like Legend of Zelda or Kingdom Hearts and is definitely a recommendable.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great installment to the series Long ago, I got the first two Golden Sun games, and once I played through both of them, I loved the storyline, mechanics, and almost everything else the game has to offer. When I heard that there will be a Golden Sun 3, I just stood by and waited. The day came when I went into Gamestop and picked up my reserved copy of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. I spent my sweet time playing through the game, seeing all that I needed to see, and eventually beat the game after a week (which was me holding back). My final review on this game is that it is a great third installment to the game, and (no spoiler) if the ending is what it seems, there could be a fourth game. This game has taken all of the great qualities that were in the past two games and put them into this game. The only thing mainly different about the game is the music, graphics, and more spells and moves. There is only one "flaw" in this game that isn't in the past two games which I dislike, and that is after a certain part of the story, all the zones that you went to before got locked and you can never go back to them. If you missed a secret chest, or missed a Djinn (powerful ally that you pick up on your travels to boost your stats and acquire powerful moves), you can never go back and get them. Its ether search every nook and cranny of every zone and town, or just look online for a guide to make sure that you have gotten everything. Beyond that, this is a great game to get, and I would recommend getting the first two games to play so that you can understand every detail about what is going on in this game.
Date published: 2012-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not too bad. First off, this is the only Golden Sun game I've played, so I can't (and won't) compare it to the first two. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a neat game, but I thought the battles were too easy; they should've included a Hard mode of some sort. The story was interesting (even though it ended with a MAJOR cliffhanger) and the Djinn are fun to find. I've played the game through to the end at least three times, and I still haven't found them all. Overall, this game is very good if you like puzzles, and decent if you're looking for a RPG.
Date published: 2012-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great game, hard puzzles.... I have played Golden Sun 1 on the GBA (skipped over two ^_^), and am still trying to beat 3. The graphics were above my expectations for the GS series, the Summons are spectacular, and the game moves at a faster rate than most RPGs. Other than that I wouldn't actually keep this game after beating it (the main reason being the hard puzzles, and sometimes the story tells you to go here, and yet you were where you needed to be when that happens >:( ). I only reccomend this if you are a GS fan, but for an RPG alone, it's good if you are saving up for a better game on the DS.
Date published: 2012-08-23
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